Episode 19 with Author Chris Farnsworth

Super special guest, author Chris Farnsworth, joins us to talk about his newest President’s Vampire tale, “Red, White & Blood”…plus lots of other writerly, pop culture-y, and monstery stuff. Plus we bend it like Fassbender, drink the Ice T, and get It on. Big ups to our home town, Whale’s Vagina.

Nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nineteen. 

Recorded 6.15.12

Chris Farnsworth’s site. Learn about the books, read his awesome blog posts, and check out his awesome short story about Saturday Night Live and the zombie apocalypse. Wish we had more time to talk!
Artist Chip Kidd makes us want to judge a book by its cover.
We LOVE the new Sherlock. You should watch.
Listener Gary suggests Marjorie Lui for our summer nerdy read-a-thon. Lisa is going to read and get back to you. Thanks for the recommendation! Keep ’em coming.
The Family Cullen. Rob Pattinson is so over it.
The Art of Rap! Ice T’s new hip hop doc. We gotta see it. Got 99 Problems? Check out the OG.
It is back. It scares us.
RIP, Ray Bradbury.
The last scene of the last Mad Men…genius and magical.

 

Episode 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME OF MFIN THRONES! We bid you adieu. Plus Mad Men, Kevin Smith, other podcasts we love, an aborted trip to the MTV Movie Awards, a LOT of people-whose-names-we-can’t-remember, and reading (it’s FUNdamental)!

Recorded 6.5.12

Art Hustle cards announced. There will be – drum roll, please – a Ritzy Periwinkle card!
Have we mentioned lately that you should check out Hollywood Babble On, our favoritest podcast?
T.I. attended the True Blood premiere. Here’s a gallery of the pretty people in attendance.
Ritzy attended the Nerdist “live” podcast. We love Nerdist…episode 200, with Kevin Smith, was pretty awesome. Lots of talk about podcasting if you’re a fellow or aspiring ‘caster!
Lisa’s fave online message boards for TV: TV Without Pity!
The Nerd Out Summer Reading List:
The Walking Dead Compendium 1. Good read, highly recommended.
REAMDE
Ready Player One
Storm Front – Dresden Files Book 1

Episode 17

 

 

 

 

 

 


So this happened.

Coachella – in all its fringed, headdress-ed “beauty;” Chris Hardwicke, Joss Whedon, Game of Thrones, Girls, general nerdiness. Spoilers ahoy!

…and 50 Shades of Grey. Yeah, even your nerdy hostesses with the mostesses are not immune to poorly-written-yet-addictive suburban BDSM. So sue us.

Recorded 5.25.12

Hey, Titanic? Yeah, your stars got called out.
Don’t miss the LA Ink Stains Prom! Or the super awesome comic book.
Black Widow had 3rd-most-screentime in Avengers…avenge that!
Don’t miss Joss’ high-five to his fans in this super sweet letter to Whedon fandom. Makes us feel good to be peeps.
Being Elmo. We suggest you be. Bring a hankie.
…have we mentioned lately that you should listen to Hollywood Babble On?
Our friend The Answer Bitch breaks down how much an episode of Game of Thrones costs. Spoiler alert: a lot.
We’re (begrudgingly) giving it up for HBO’s Girls.
We read 50 Shades of Grey like it was our job. Our low-paying, unfulfilling, terribly embarrassing job.
Mary Sue, meet Gary Stu, meet Christian Grey.
Want to shop in a ZOMBIE INFESTED SHOPPING MALL? Yeah, we’re not so sure either.

 

Episode 16


 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus-length episode in which Lisa cops to Nerdist-envy, Ritzy brings some sweet new tunes, and The Nerd Out ladies take a couple field trips (Act of Valor, Paley Center Mad Men). 

Recorded 4.6.12

LeetUp – for the internet famous and those who love them.
Paley Center
The Nerdist Empire
The Because Show – our new ‘casting girlfriends!
We work Coachella and Stagecoach
Our friend The Answer Bitch
Super Morrissey Brothers! We dare you not to love this.
Watch Dmitri blow shit up! Kinda our new favorite show.

Big spoiler alerts: Hunger Games, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Game of Thrones.

Episode 15

 

 

 

 

 

What up, nerds? We watched The Oscars – and a show with no “Drive” is a show we just cannot get behind – plus bring you up to date on all our TV faves (who’s on the bubble? who’s getting cancelled? what’s renewed?)…a service for which we anticipate you’ll be eternally grateful.

Recorded 3.1.12

Also, hey, did you know we’re on Facebook and Twitter? Indeed! Hit us up, we’d love to hear from you. 

LINKS
Epic Star Wars tribute The Course of the Force!
We reallllly wanted to like Comic Book Men, Kevin Smith’s new TV series on AMC…but it wasn’t in the (trading) cards.
TV Deathwatch: comprehensive coverage of who’s safe, and who’s out.
Lisa read Red, White, & Blood by Christopher Farnsworth. It rocked. We’ll have Chris on the show to nerd out with us soon.
And – drum roll please – our new boyfriend: SEXY SAX MAN!

Episode 14 – The Zapocalypse Installment 1

OK, we’ll admit it: we’re obsessed with the Zombie Apocalypse aka THE ZAPOCALYPSE. We started planning this zombie-only episode – the first in a series – from The Nerd Out’s genesis, and are super excited to bring interviews with two amazing experts: Matt Mogk of The Zombie Research Society, who answers some burning questions (zombie biology! how the virus might spread! why Los Angeles is screwed!) and and The Zombie Response Team, Zapocalypse survivalists and cool folks with a plan.

Recorded 2.12.12

LINKS
Matt Mogk on Twitter
Matt’s books on Amazon
Prion diseases are brain diseases that can make the jump from animals to humans (see: Mad Cow Disease).
The Zombie Response Team! (We interview them with many ankle-biters in the background…enjoy the melodious sounds of screaming children.)

 

Episode 13

 

 

 

 

 

Wherein the force is only somewhat with us, we’re mad about Max, and dinosaurs become…strangely hilarious.

Recorded 2.3.12

LINKS
Brisk Bodega X Star Wars – the 24 hour pop-up, coming soon to NYC and SXSW!
Mad Max triple feature plus Q&A with Mel Gibson
Are you a “Pinner”? We’re super into Pinterest, friend us if you’re on!
T Rex Trying
Jurassic Park soundtrack, re envisioned a la melodica…just those first few notes is enough to slay.
The Nerd Out reads: Wild Sheep Chase, The Magicians, The Fever Series, A Visit From The Goon Squad.
Check the Tech – Targus Checkpoint-Friendly Air Traveler Backpack – Ritzy gives this bag, which accompanied her halfway around the world and through half a dozen airports, two big thumbs up!

 

Episode 12

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back! During our hiatus, Ritzy was busy making the world a better place in SE Asia (including catching up on Game of Thrones)…while Lisa consumed a prodigious amount of entertainment so you don’t have to. Thank her later.

Recorded 1.26.12

LINKS
Ritzy returns from her Little Lotus – Army of Snipers sojourn! Check out videos/updates…ya done good, folks. (The “Midway shots from Woebots” short vid is awesome.)
Bent Con

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…A lot of this. Only cock-ier. Hey, Lisa had fun.
CES
Lisa guested on The Table Set podcast about getting your Mardi Gras party on. If you love podcasts about entertaining, parties, cooking, eating, drinking: check ’em out, they’re great.
The Art of Flight – action sports at its finest/most badass.
Haywire: girls kicking ass. What’s not to like?
Plus loads of movies and TV y’all have heard of. So Google it.

Episode 11

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays! Check our Dcon recap, plus the latest entertainment good (Dr. Who!), bad (Breaking Dawn), and ugly crying (The Notebook). 

Recorded 11.26.11

LINKS
Little Lotus – Army of Snipers: FUNDED! Thanks to everyone who helped support…you can follow their progress/adventures/do-gooding @ the blog.
Dcon – The Last March of the Ents. In Legos. Brilliant.
Dcon – Suckathon.
RIP Anne McCaffery. (If you haven’t checked her out, start with Dragonriders of Pern – Dragonflight.)
Ritzy’s new + improved store is up!
Twatlight – Breaking Hymens coverage. Courtesy of our wannabe BFF Michael K.
Ab Fab…with Idris Alba. Talented, hot, best name ever?
Should Lisa play Diablo 3? Battle.net friend her! (I’m gonna need the help…. – Lisa)
Pretty badass card set: Deck of the Living Dead. Support cool art on Kickstarter!

…thanks for your support and an awesome 2011, and we’ll see you in the new year with more nerding out. And zombies. XOXO

Episode 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

So we have a nerd-on for Chris Hardwick…plus what we’re doing this weekend (D Con!), The Great TV Lay In, Running For Your Lives, and a ranking of Tootsie Pops.  In person, no less.  

Recorded 11.3.11

LINKS
Designer Con!  Visit Ritzy and Ya Heard Show @ Booth 329.  Cool story about on LA Times.
Donate to Army of Snipers and send artists to work with refugee kids @ the Thailand/Burma border.  Good cause…all it takes is $10!
American Horror Story
The Only Way Is Essex…okay, who can tell us the entomology of “REEM”?  Any Brits?
Ritzy LOVES Misfits.  Find it on BBC, Hulu Plus…or alternative sources.
Do you love The Walking Dead?  What about…The Talking Dead?  With Chris Hardwicke!
Speaking of that guy…he’s EVERYWHERE.  He has a great article in Wired this month about being a nerd and triumphing.  “Because there is a tremendous and fulfilling sense of control in understanding every single detail of a thing more than any other living creature.”  Yeah.  He’s one of us.  Recommended reading.
History Channel: Zombies, A Living History.  (Geddit?)
The first annual Zombie Run.  Watch a runner, or watch the – spoiler alert! – first zombie attack from the zombie POV!
Fellow Nerd Friend John B @ podcast N3rd Link.   (We loooove our fellow podcasters!  Shout out!)
The Tootsie Roll Indian.  Lisa grew up thinking you got a free one with the Indian on the wrapper.  No dice…urban legend.  Crushed.  Still: Cherry FTW. Best flavor.